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Nutritional quality evaluation of eighteen date pit varieties

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Title
Nutritional quality evaluation of eighteen date pit varieties
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International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition, August 2009
DOI 10.1080/09637480802314639
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Hosam M. Habib, Wissam H. Ibrahim

Abstract

The pits from date palm fruits (Phoenix dactylifera L.) are nutrient dense but the nutrient composition across varieties has not been extensively studied. In the present study, 18 leading varieties of date pits from date fruits cultivated in the United Arab Emirates (Khalas, Barhe, Lulu, Shikat alkahlas, Sokkery, Bomaan, Sagay, Shishi, Maghool, Sultana, Fard, Maktoomi, Naptit Saif, Jabri, Kodary, Dabbas, Raziz and Shabebe) were analyzed and compared for their chemical and physical properties. Dietary fiber, proximate analysis, micronutrients, and physical properties (weight, length, and density) were determined. Significant differences (P<0.05) in the measured parameters were observed among the different varieties. The results show that date pits, depending on the variety, contain significant but quite variable amounts of macronutrients and micronutrients, but all varieties are excellent sources of dietary fiber and may therefore serve as important constituents of functional foods.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 48 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 12 24%
Unknown 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 35%
Chemistry 5 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Engineering 3 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 12 24%

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